Both Vivint and Xfinity provide professional installation for their customers. The base price of installation for Vivint is $49.99 and the base price for installation of Xfinity is $60, depending on the number of devices. However, with promotions and bundling of other services (with Xfinity/Comcast), customers can sometimes receive free installation.
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|Professional monitoring starts at||$38.99/mo.||$40.00/mo.|
|Minimum contract length||42 to 60 months, or pay equipment in full||2 years|
|Trial period||3 days||30 days|
Frequently Asked Questions about Vivint and Xfinity
Does Vivint or Xfinity provide professional installation?
Does either Vivint or Xfinity require a contract?
Vivint requires customers to enter into either a 42- or 60-month contract if you choose to finance your security system. However, if you pay for your equipment up front, you will not have to enter into a contract with Vivint and you will only be responsible for paying for your monthly monitoring. Xfinity requires a contract of 24 months.
What types of packages do Vivint and Xfinity provide?
Vivint doesn’t offer any preset packages that you can purchase, but you can choose from the provider’s range of devices. Xfinity’s most basic package is $360 upfront, $15/mo. for 24 months if you choose to finance.
Is Vivint or Xfinity a good choice for renters?
Neither Vivint nor Xfinity are the best choices for renters. These providers would be more suitable for homeowners as they are professionally installed systems, meaning that there may be some wiring and additional work involved in setting up these systems. If you’re looking for the best home security systems for renters, check out a list of our top picks and their features.